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Whistler Slip and Fall Lawyer

The town of Whistler was a premier winter sports destination long before it participated in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. The regular mix of tourists, athletes, and residents keeps the area busy, and slip and fall accidents are inevitable in any area with a great deal of foot traffic.

Our slip and fall law firm helps injured parties recover monetary compensation from property owners who are liable for losses and damages resulting from slip-and-falls in Whistler and throughout British Columbia.

Occupiers Liability Act

British Columbia’s Occupiers Liability Act establishes minimum standards for the duty of care that landowners and property managers must follow concerning a property’s condition and the activities and conduct of third parties on that property. At all times, the owner or manager is charged with verifying that an individual will be reasonably safe when he or she is on the property.

In assessing whether a landowner or property manager adhered to this standard, a court will consider several factors, including:

  • Was the owner aware of a dangerous condition that created a slip and fall hazard, but took no steps to correct that condition?
  • Did the owner place adequate warning signs near any known hazards?
  • Did the owner have regular policies or procedures to inspect premises for risks or hazards?
  • Were the premises properly illuminated to enable individuals to see slip and fall hazards?

A slip and fall lawyer will analyze the facts and details of an accident to determine whether a property owner or manager is liable for losses and injuries. If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, you can help your lawyer to perform that analysis if you collect as much information about the property, the accident, and your injuries as possible.

Hiring a Whistler slip and fall lawyer

Property owners and their insurers will often prefer to settle slip and fall accident cases quickly. An injured party that agrees to a quick settlement, however, might be forfeiting an opportunity to recover the full amount of compensation for all of his or her medical expenses and costs.

Slip and fall accidents can cause broken bones, concussions, sprains, and soft tissue injuries that require months or years to heal. A Whistler slip and fall lawyer can negotiate with insurers to recover a greater amount of monetary damages that can help an injured person pay for the future medical expenses, rehabilitation therapy, and lost wages that the insurer might omit from an early and quick settlement offer.

Slip and Fall Accidents and the Limitations Act

Under the Limitations Act, a person who suffers injuries from a slip and fall accident in Whistler or anywhere else in British Columbia must file a lawsuit within two years of the date of the accident. If the accident occurred on property owned by a government entity, that injured person might have to provide notice of the accident and file a lawsuit within a much shorter time limit. The consequences of a slip and fall injury might not be apparent for weeks or months after the accident.

The best way to avoid missing the deadlines for filing a lawsuit is to contact a qualified Whistler slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible after the accident.

Call Preszler Law for a Complimentary Consultation

Please call us for a no-fee initial consultation about your slip and fall case. If you retain our firm and we agree to accept your case, you will pay nothing for our services unless we are able to recover monetary damages for you. Our fees will then be paid out of those damages.

1321 Blanshard Street
Suite 301,
Victoria, BC
V8W 0B6
Fax: 778-373-8213
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Suite 2600,
Burnaby, BC
V6E 3C9
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Suite 305 South Tower,
Richmond, BC
V6X 3M1
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Suite 202,
Surrey, BC
V3W 3M8
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Suite 1100,
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 0B5
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Unit 825,
Vancouver, BC
V6E 3C9
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*These are consultation offices that require a booked meeting in advance. Walk-ins are not allowed.

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